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Life change: Changes in life circumstances often has a significant impact on one's mental health. We feel less in control and these feelings can lead to increased anxiety , worry and depression. Life changing events like a divorce, children moving into adulthood, relocation, financial changes, work changes all can really increase mental health issues and professional support is often important at these times. ...Read more
Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more
Yes: Its always possible. If there is cause for concern, then see a mental health professional. ...Read more
Huge question: Nearly 20% of us adults 18 and older have some kind of mental illness. There are many hypotheses about why this is increasing, including loss of extended families and social isolation; environmental toxins; substance abuse (both an illness & risk factor); trauma and abuse (which can be both mental health issue & a risk factor for further illness); poverty leading to not getting help early, etc. ...Read more
Cross Dressing: Cross dressing is not a mental health issue unless it interferes with work or important relationships. For instance, if a married man cross dresses in private but cannot share it with his wife, he must do a lot to hide the behavior and also may feel distant from his wife. However, if someone cross dresses and has a good social group, good outlets for dressing, his or her mental health can be good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Drinking alcohol moderately (up to 2 drinks/day for men) will probably not cause problems. Becoming intoxicated complicates existing mental health issues by disrupting sleep cycles, destabilizing mood, and many other effects. It also induces mental health issues of its own -- especially if you become habituated to drinking, even in binge form. You can also make really bad decisions when drunk. ...Read more
Most of them: Many psychiatric problems can result in disturbing the natural ability to get to sleep or stay asleep. Anxiety disorders can disrupt an individuals ability to relax and allow the natural sleep process to occur. Clinical depression also disrupts sleep and can shorten total sleep time. Even major situational stressors can disrupt our natural tendency to fall asleep. Take care of your mental health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yoga: The most important thing is an experienced teacher who is sensitive to the needs of people with mental health issues. You probably want classes that teach mindfulness of body and breath, such as hatha yoga. Others, such as ashtanga and even bikram can be more like physical endurance contests depending on the teacher. Amy weintraub's book "yoga for depression" is an excellent resource. ...Read more
There are laws: Which protect all americans with disabilities, although they are difficult to enforce. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/american%27s_with_disabilities_act. ...Read more
Life is Complicated: Many of us are challenged by ambivalent feelings. As we have more experiences in life, as we grow older, we may be able to reflect on events in our lives from different perspectives. It can cause conflict for us to accept that we can feel very different ways about the same event or person. It can be worth experimenting with giving up judging feelings as *either* right or wrong. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Probably: I usually tell patients to give a new therapist or psychiatrist a few sessions to "warm up" before firing him or her. Even beyond that, many mental health disorders are tough to treat, so it's hard to say how long to give your current doc to get you well. Sometimes a "new set of eyes (and ears)" can help shed light on diagnosis and treatment. If in doubt, a second opinion couldn't hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can mental health issues be diagnosed if the patient is unwilling to acknowledge any problems?
Examination: Just by talking and examining a patient we can often diagnose mental health problems even without them admitting they have a problem. The key is getting them in to see the doctor. ...Read more
What insurance would cover mental health? Could you qualify for medicaid? What mental health issues would get you qualified?
Community-Based: During the 1970s, there were multi-disciplinary community mental health centers established. These centers had therapists and groups and often offered occupational and recreational therapy to a broad range of individuals within their catchment area. On the other hand, there were far fewer options in terms of psychiatric medications than there are now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Provide Support: While awareness of mental health issues has increased, those seeking treatment are still at times isolated or stigmatized (porter, r., 2012). When taking the first step, it is a good idea to bring along a family member or close friend. Be prepared for the visit and make a list of questions for your doctor or professional to answer. Finally, set limits and comply with treatment. ...Read more
Commitment: Commitment is a possibility in all states, but the procedures vary. Also in general, the person has to be a danger to self or others. It's best to work directly with the person and his/her physician if you can, because this gives the best chance of success over time. In many states there is outpatient commitment as well as inpatient, but there is a different process for that. ...Read more
Elyn Saks' Story: No one asks 2 have a chronic health/mental health condition. Consider listening 2 professor elyn saks, law scholar (u of southern california) & writer, talk on what living w/schizophrenia is like from the inside & her journey 2 living a full, rich life: http://nyti.Ms/14frzrd no doubt her partner & family have faced countless challenges. But they learned how 2 support her & band together. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've experienced mental health issues for a long time and was just diagnosed with personality disorder nos. What is that?
NOS: It means not otherwise specified, meaning the symptoms do not fit one personality diagnosis or another, but has features of several. ...Read more
I have mental health issues schizophrenia and I was wondering if that could cause fasculations all around the entire body for two weeks now?
No,but your: medications could,assuming you are being treated.Talk to your Psychiatrist. ...Read more
Genetics can incr: The risk of some mental health issues. Most mental health problems are a complex combination of heredity and environment, including dysfunctional family dynamics. ...Read more
Get help!: You do not have to go it alone. If you think you have issues, why not get some help from a professional. They can help you figure out what is wrong. They will help you find solutions and develop a treatment plan for you. You will need to share with them all the problems you are having you can also speak to a counselor at your school to find the best resources in your community. ...Read more
Biofeedback: Is effective for many mental health issues as well as physiological disorders. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, adhd, alcohol & substance abuse, as well as headache, chronic pain, asthma, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, muscle weakness, incontinence, hypertension, and to teach optimal performance. For more information, go to www.Bcia.Org. ...Read more
Consider eval: It is possible that it could be a mental health issue. Feeling sad/down much of the time and irritability/ anger are consistent with depression. However it could be circumstantial - any significant changes to your lifestyle, health, or stressors that could lead to a change in mood? If symptoms persist for more than 3-4 weeks or worsen it might be worth having a quick eval with a primary care doc. ...Read more
Many kinds: There are many different types of psychotherapy on the other hand, such as psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and gestalt, just to name a few. If you were seeking psychotherapy, I would suggest reading up on all of these types of psychotherapy, and choose which one sounds the best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom says I began walking at 19 months, is there an underlying cause for this? It's safe to say that I do have mental health issues now
Mental Health: I understand your concern about “mental health issues now” Waling at 19 months was a milestone, prior to that, you developed milestones of sitting, crawling standing; then you developed speech, talking, thinking, and relationships. Mental health issues are due to many stressors and your coping/lack of coping. Focus on mental health with, logical reasoning and problem solving. See a Psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does being preg with anxiety disorder increase the risk of having a child with mental health issues and if so mental health issues like what?
My mam wants to tell my school about my mental health issues. Have been struggling over a year and doctors feel they need to know. Don't want them to
Reasons for middle of night awakenings (wide awake, no anxiety, takes 1-3 hrs to be drowsy again) besides obvious ones such as mental health issues, pain, noise, hot flashes, etc.
Not necessarily: There are some mental health issues that are biological; however, it is usually in a grey area in terms of nature and nurture. There is usually something that triggers a mental health issue, but there had to be something there to be triggered in the first place. Best wishes. ...Read more
With courage.: Some families are open and supportive of mental health needs. Other families wish to deny it. So hope for the best but don't be discouraged if your family's response isn't what you had hoped for. ...Read more
Mental Health: Your local mental health center would have group activities for ones with mh issues. ...Read more
Great Question: Acknowledging and being aware of the family cycles of mental illness is one of the explicit goals of psychotherapy. We are likely to repeat maladaptive patterns if we don't acknowledge and learn alternatives. Doing the opposite is also likely dysfunctional. You have to find the healthy path. ...Read more
Unsure how to get help or what help is available for me. Suspected mental health issues. Thoughts?
Start w/ Regular Dr.: You're making a good move to get help for your concerns. It's perfectly fine to ask your regular physician about your mental health concerns. He or she can assist you in getting answers to your questions or setting up an appointment with a psychiatrist or psychologist. There is help available. Just keep asking and sharing the problem with others until you get the help you want. ...Read more
Wanted to know where can I contact to report my neighbor who is suffering from mental health issue?
Depends: If the neighbor is threatening to harm themselves or is aggressive towards others, then contacting police would be the first thing to do. Unfortunately, other than that, if the individual is not willing to receive help then there is little that can be done. ...Read more
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